Legislation on Drone Use Drafted in Iceland

According to a draft on legislation on the use of drones in Iceland, they must be kept at a distance of at least 150 meters (492 feet) from Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, police stations and prisons, and special permission will be required for flying over densely-populated areas.

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Mackerel Petition Fifth Largest in Iceland

A total of 51,296 signed a petition protesting Minister of Fisheries Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s bill on the distribution of the mackerel fishing quota, which makes it the fifth largest petition in Iceland’s history. The collection of signatures concluded at midnight.

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Iceland’s PM Meets EU Chiefs in Brussels

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is currently on an official visit to Brussels for the first time since Iceland terminated accession talks with the EU in March, where he met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk today and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday.

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